Back to homepage Could a lemonade-stand bust happen in Central Florida? Could a kid in Central Florida get squeezed like that? Read the article……………… Lightning causes Riverview condo fire, up to displaced FL June 14, Lightning caused a massive fire at a Riverview condo complex, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.
The fire broke out around 8 p. As many as people do not have a home. One witness said he believed three buildings were on fire at one point. Read the article…………… Condo building not fully repaired nearly two years after a fire FL June 13, Neighbors in a Hillsborough County community are living in limbo.
They demand to know when something will finally be done about the fire damage next to their condos. They claim the HOA is dragging its feet on repairs. Many of the units at the Islands Condominium Association complex in Crystal River were badly damaged by flood waters after Hurricane Hermine and the clean up effort is still underway.
Some residents we talked to said that they just got back into their homes a few months ago. I am writing regarding your recent series of articles on the new condominium legislation. You have stated that the new law imposes term limits of eight years. Should reserves fully fund actual condo roof replacement costs?
FL June 10, Q: Our condominium association maintains roof reserves. What can we do about this? Two days before alligator killed woman, her community was urged to be on guard FL June 10, Alligator attack victim Shizuka Matsuki lived in a waterfront community where a warning about a trespassing gator went out to homeowners two days before she was killed while walking her dogs in a Davie park.
Is an audited financial statement required? FL June 9, Question: Can we avoid the cost of an audit? My HOA hosts a number of parties and community get-togethers in a clubhouse during the year.
Food and snacks with accompanying dining materials plates, napkins, plasticware, snacks, etc. This is procured from local big-box stores and supermarkets. Individuals use their personal credit cards for which they are reimbursed by the association. This seems to be abusive and stealing. Mating season and her homeowners association stopped her from doing anything about the animal.
Community associations have rules to follow in order to impose fines FL June 6, One of the most common challenges for community associations is how to effectively enforce association rules against residents who repeatedly violate them. Our condominium association has a board of seven members. Our board president told me he can veto any decision even if all six of the other board members vote in favor the issue.
My understanding is that his vote has no more power than one vote. Owners at 4-year-old condo complex sue Kolter Group, allege construction defects FL June 3, The owners association at a four-year-old condominium complex in St. The condo owners sued Kolter and affiliated companies in Pinellas County Circuit Court, alleging they committed dozens of building-code violations in the construction of the unit Water Club Snell Isle Condominium.
My condominium association is mostly composed of seasonal owners and every member of the board leaves town for the summer. At the last board meeting, the board announced that it intends to post notice of upcoming board meetings over the summer on the condominium property but that all of the board members will be attending the meeting by conference call. While we have a speakerphone in our meeting room, the owners are being told they cannot call into the FL June 3, Q: I have a question on condominium water views.
I have a waterfront condo on the 5th floor. Eight years ago, there was a view. The condo next door has a large bay tree that was planted to buffer the two properties but serves no other purpose. Now the bay tree has grown to over 70 feet and blocks my front view of everything. Do I have a right to ask them to trim the tree back?
Members often do not vote directly in master association matters FL June 2, Question: My adult community comprises condos and HOAs, which are governed under a master association that operates shared recreation facilities. Each association elects five board members, and two directors from each association sit on the master board. The master association has unrestricted powers to assess the entire community.
Riverside condominium owners find relief after decade of water intrusion FL June 1, About 18 months after the mixed-use development known as Riverside began occupancy in , tenants began to experience water intrusion into their condominiums. Tropical Storm Faye had stalled over Jacksonville in August , driving rain horizontally against some of the five buildings which make up the complex, according to Bill Ratchford, concierge.
Engineers were brought in to study the problem and determined water intrusion was occurring primarily through the windows and sliding glass doors, which had damaged or missing Enforcing community association rules by imposing fines FL June 1, One of the most common challenges for community associations is how to effectively enforce association rules against residents who repeatedly violate them.
Developer of ONE St. The Water Club Snell Isle Condominium Association says the Kolter Group and related companies committed dozens of code violations in the building of the unit complex four years ago, according to a suit filed this month in Pinellas County Circuit Court. Deputies rescue 6 people from burning condos near Vero Beach: Police said racing teenagers hit and killed a mom and her toddler as they crossed Bayshore last week. The crash is raising questions about safety on the bayfront roadway.
The year-old woman cited several social media posts in supporting the concern, including one that said: All that was left was the fridge and the carpet. HB is a mixed bag mostly for condos but a few items also pertain to cooperatives and HOAs. Last month we discussed in detail the provisions in the Bill affecting electrical vehicles, owners, and the rights the owners will now enjoy to install electric charging stations at their assigned parking spaces and pay for the electricity all at their sole cost.
Resolving association insurance claims due to Hurricane Irma May 29, Question: Our condominium sustained significant roof damage from Hurricane Irma and our insurance company is offering patchwork repairs for what our contractors say requires a complete replacement. We are essentially being ignored. How do we move this along? Large fire sweeps through section of Fla. The complex is a community for people 55 years or older, near the Atlantic Ocean.
Firefighters went door-to-door to make sure everyone got out The dike that is there to keep dozens of homes in the development from ending up underwater from the Myakka River. People who live here say if you take a closer look, about 5, feet What rules, laws govern who can have pets, comfort animals? Our condo village has had a no pet rule for about 50 years.
Our current board is allowing dogs in. They say the laws have changed and they cannot stop the rapid influx of dogs. No one is objecting to certified service dogs. They are clearly just pets and are causing numerous problems.
What, specifically, can be done to protect our village from becoming a Lack of funding could leave Bonita Springs neighborhood under water again FL May 27, Neighbors of the Lakes of San Souci neighborhood remember the last storm season when they were left with 18 inches of flooding in their streets.
One neighbor, who was kayaking just to get to and from her house, upgraded to a new car to be more prepared this year. Nine months later, more containers line her living room as she fears more heavy rain. Read the article……………… Association may be responsible to control spread of insect infestation FL May 26, Question: I know for a fact In the lawsuit in Palm Beach County court, condo owners say investment firm Axonic Properties used a controversial Florida condominium statute to gain leverage over them and pressure them to sell their units in the Palm Hill Water damage also has led to electrical hazards, split ceilings and cracked facades — all of which led to huge city fines.
Miramar homeowners association pays up after woman loses leg to snake bite FL May 22, A snake bite cost a woman her leg and a Miramar homeowners association millions of dollars. A University of Florida study found that venomous water moccasins are more likely to be encountered in the area around Silver Shores than in the Everglades……. Their client, a Silver Shores resident, was headed outside when a water moccasin hiding in the track of her Can an owner enclose lanai without getting approval from condo association?
FL May 20, Q: An owner in our condominium enclosed her lanai with glass and added HVAC vents to the lanai. This owner did not ask for permission and it ruins the uniform appearance of the buildings. What can be done? Boards may act outside meeting by unanimous written consent FL May 19, Question: Our board of directors recently entered into a complex insurance contract in accordance with a resolution apparently adopted by the board with no notice of any meeting.
We were told that such action by resolution or written consent is consistent with the Florida Condominium Act and is permitted by the not-for-profit statute. No mention of action by such resolution or written consent appears in our bylaws, which otherwise appear to require any action by the board to be taken FL May 19, Q: I am a director in our condominium association in Naples.
Our pool house was demolished by Hurricane Irma. We are assessing a special assessment to rebuild and to take care of other Irma related damages.